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  • Short Summary

    Mrs Dent and Mrs Clark, lifeboat heroines, pose for the camera.

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    Item title reads: "Hero - and heroines of the sea. R. N. Lifeboat Institution confers bronze medal for conspicuous gallantry at Newbiggin on Coxswain W. Robinson. Mrs Dent and Mrs Clark received thanks of the institution on behalf of 25 brave women who launched the lifeboat in heavy sea."


    M/S of two women who stand and pose for the camera. They wear floral dresses and look rather look severe.

    Note: they could be two awful aunts.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:14:48:00
    G 1402

Comments (2)

  1. EllieMoffat says

    I was doing some general research for work purposes and came across the above film clip. I would like to complain about the sexist comments included at the end of the description. There is absolutely no need for such remarks and so I hope to see them removed in future.

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  2. juneles says

    I would like to add that this is my great grandmother. They may look severe in some people's eyes but believe me they knew how to work hard. Hannah Clarke would only be in her early 30s & was widowed when this was made, she never remarried and brought her two sons up single-handedly. She hard a hard life, her first born son died at the age of 11 months, her husband came home from WW1 but died of the Spanish flu shortly after he returned home & her 2nd son died in the second world war....

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